The Adventure arrived at Queen Charlotte Sound ten days ahead of Cook's Resolution on 7 May 1773. From here the two ships sailed to Tahiti before returning to New Zealand and once again becoming separated due to a storm. After a fight broke out between the crew and some local Maori people, leaving ten crew and two locals dead the Adventure set sail for home on 22nd December 1773, finally reaching England on 14th July the following year. After being converted into a fire ship in 1780 the Adventure was sold back to her original Whitby owners in 1780 and returned to life as a cargo carrier between Britain and North America. She ended her days wrecked in the North American Saint Lawrence river in 1811.
Whitby Gallery Photo
Whitby in 1959
To Make You Smile
I went for a job interview as a blacksmith yesterday. He said, 'Have you ever shoed a horse?'... I said, 'No, but I've told a donkey to get lost.